Duration: 2 days-1 night OR 3 days- 2 nights
Minimum group: 2
Los Nevados is a fantastic retreat into the peaceful folds of the Andean landscape, and the Sierra Nevada National Park. If you’re looking to escape the city, do some walking, possibly some horseback riding, then Los Nevados is ideal for you. The trip starts with a 4hr 30min jeep ride through the winding roads of the Andies, which is the only way to reach this cut off village which exists separated from the world around it. As you climb from 1,700m in Merida to around 2,700m of altitude, you will be able to observe the beautiful mountain views of the trip, and be able to fully appreciate the extent to which you are disappearing into mountain life.
Los Nevados itself is a small village, on the other face of the mountains that overlooks and supports the famous Cable car of Merida. The village itself survives on almost entirely on its agriculture. The typical little houses with their red roofs won’t fail to enchant you. Over your time in our Posada there, (3,000m) you will be able to observe the local way to cook, on an open fire, and you will be able to experience the local transport system-mules, as well as the delights of the mountain vegetation and winding rivers close by!
Los Nevados is the perfect escape from the noise of the city, and the perfect way to relax in the most un-touched mountain landscapes that Merida has to offer, and to study the mountain way-of-life and the mountain vegetation.
It is available in 3 different packages:
2 Days- 1 Night –
Leaving around 8am, you will travel to Los Nevados by jeep, to arrive around 1pm. That afternoon we organize a short mule ride or walk to explore the mountain scenery. The night will be spent in our Posada there, before returning to Merida by jeep the next morning.
3 Days- 2 Nights-
Similarly, you leave early from Merida to arrive in time to do a short activity on Day 1. After your first night we organize a longer, full day activity, to travel up to 4,200m of altitude and to see the famous teleferico of Merida. The second night is spent in the same Posada, before your return to Merida on the last day.
3 Days- 2 Nights Walking Tour-
This is the option for the slightly more adventurous type! After arriving at Los Nevados in the same manner (jeep), and passing a night there, you ascend by mule to the Teleferico of Merida and 4,200m of Day 2. From here you will descend by foot, guided by an expert guide, to the 3rd Station of the Teleferico at 3,300m where you spend your second Night in a Posada. On the third day you will descend by foot, with your guide, to Mucunutan, a small Andean village that has road access, where a car will be waiting to pick you up and bring you back to Merida via the hot Springs in Tabay, the perfect opportunity to bathe and relax after 2 days walking!
Included in this Tour:
- All meals from lunch day 1 until breakfast of the last day
- All drinks (non-alcoholic)
- Transport to and from Merida
- Posada for you time in tour
- Mule ride and all activities
- Entrance fee to the hot Springs (walking tour option only)
- Bi-lingual guide (Walking tour option only)
- Sufficient warm clothes
- Strong shoes
- Sufficient batteries for your camera
- Rain jacket
- Swimming costume (walking tour option)
- Please inform us if you are a Vegetarian